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 Post subject: Cloud Atlas
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:30 pm 
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmJVFOKaGUY&feature=endscreen&NR=1[/youtube]
Saw, maybe, the last half ,w/Eng Sub, didn't have a clue what was happening. but the bits and pieces were interesting so stuck with it to the end.

What I saw makes me want to see it from the beginning.

Wiki has a good rundown on the tale, plus actors in more then one role.

IMDB gives it 7.9, some reviewers fell it should be titled 'Cloud Cuckoo Land.'


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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Cloud Atlas [2012]

MPAA (R) CNS/USCCB (O) Roger Ebert (4 Stars) Fr. Dennis (3 1/2 Stars)

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Like The Matrix [1999-2003] films for which the Chicago area residing the brother and sister team of Andy and Lana Wachowski is best known for, this truly Sweeping [TM] film starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Jim Broadbent, Suzanne Sarandon, Hugh Grant and others, playing various characters in various epochs of time extending from "120 years after the Fall" to 2144 (or 130 years after our own), the film is more or less obviously intended to have religious overtones. And I do want to make it clear here that as a work of speculative fiction, intended for a global audience (as again in the case of The Matrix [1999-2003] movies), I _don't_ find the effort here to be out-of-hand-wrong. Indeed, as I've written before on this blog (in my reviews of the Tree of Life [2011], Meloncholia [2011] the Through the Wormhole [2011+] television series and Prometheus [2012]) I generally tend to welcome speculative efforts such as this (EVEN IF I'd disagree, and even for dogmatic reasons, with parts of them).

The central conflict that ties all the vignettes together in Cloud Atlas is that of Universal Brother/Sisterhood vs. "The Natural Order of things" (basically Darwinism) where as the film says: "the weak are meat and the strong get to eat." Given that I belong to a Church (the Catholic Church) that sees itself as having a Universal mission and understands all people to be fundamentally brothers and sisters to each other I can not but find this film to be overwhelmingly salutary.

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I agree, I enjoyed.

Worth a watch.


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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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Yeah I enjoyed it it.

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It was a good movie.

I still keep remembering years later the line about "May I say, you speak Consumer surprisingly well". As in 'Consumer' being a special language.

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